C. Henry Bauer, Clarion, was born January 16, 1828, in Strauszfort, Prussia, where his parents, Friedemann and Sophia (Starkey) Bauer died. They were the parents of seven children, viz: Frederick, William, Fritz, C. Henry our subject, Mrs. Fredericka Goetz, Mrs. Hannah Schultze and Mrs. Minnie Ditmar. Our subject, C. Henry Bauer, came to Clarion, Township, Bureau County, Ill., in 1854; here he worked on a farm and finally in about 1862, he had saved enough money to buy forty acres of land. He has now 273 acres of land which is the reward of persistent industry and economy. Mr. Bauer was married here to Mrs. Catharina Erlenborn (nee Schulle), who died here. She was the mother of seven children, viz: Henry Erlen, born, Mrs. Rebecca Buehlhorn (nee Bauer), William, John, Therese, August and Louisa Bauer. He was married a second time to Maggie Zopf, who is the mother of Augusta, Fred and Matilda Bauer. Mr. and Mrs. Bauer are members of the Lutheran Church.
Source: History of Bureau County, Illinois, H. C. Bradsby, Editor. World Publishing Company Chicago 1885